At the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. we believe estate planning is planning for life rather than death. Planning for the life you want your loved ones to have and how your estate is taken care of can be a very emotional experience and treating our clients with respect and compassion during this process is our highest priority. We know protecting and securing your legacy is important and we can help you formulate a plan for the best outcome.
Estate planning can involve many different aspects. Our attorneys can take care of any and all of those needs as well as directing you to the best options for your personal preferences. Each client will have their own set of circumstances and requests and we will tailor an estate plan to fit any needs you may have. See below for a brief list and description of our estate planning services.
A Living Will details a person’s wishes should a circumstance arise that they are no longer able to communicate those wishes to their physicians and family members. This can shield your family from making difficult decisions during a crisis.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney affords a person the right to make decisions about your assets on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Your attorney can prepare a durable power of attorney to create clear instructions for the management of your financial life.
Designation of Health Care Surrogate
A Designation of Health Care Surrogate allows you to choose a person to make medical decisions for you in case of serious injury or illness.
A Pet Trust allows a person to name a caregiver or a charity dedicated to taking care of displaced pets and providing funds designed to last for the lifetime of the pet. This assures your pet is well cared for during the remainder of their life.
Special Needs Trust
A Special Needs Trust is for the purpose of providing for the needs of a handicapped family member while preserving qualification for government benefits. With the appropriate language, we can ensure that discretionary spending on behalf of a loved one with special needs is not counted against their assets.
Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament states a person’s intentions on a number of final matters including child guardianship, the dispensation of assets, and assigning a personal representative to administer the estate.
The Probate process ensures the orderly transfer of the assets of an estate to the appropriate beneficiaries.